Frankfort, Kentucky

caipital ceety o Kentucky

Frankfort is the caipital ceety o the U.S. state o Kentucky. It haes been the state caipital syne 8 Dizember, 1792. It is the coonty seat o Franklin Coonty, an haes been syne 1795.

Frankfort
Kentucky State Capitol
Location in Franklin County an the state o Kentucky
Location in Franklin County an the state o Kentucky
Frankfort is locatit in Kentucky
Frankfort
Frankfort
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 38°12′N 84°52′W / 38.200°N 84.867°W / 38.200; -84.867
KintraUnitit States
StateKentucky
CoontyFranklin
Established1786
Incorporatit28 Februar 1835
Govrenment
 • TeepCouncil/Manager
 • MayorWilliam May
Area
 • Total37.9 km2 (14.6 sq mi)
 • Land37.1 km2 (14.3 sq mi)
 • Water0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation
155 m (509 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot25,527
 • Density674.2/km2 (1,746.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastren (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
40601-40604, 40618-40622
Aurie code(s)502
FIPS code21-28900
GNIS featur ID0517517
WabsteidCeety wabsteid

Frankfort is beside the Kentucky River. This is hou the ceety earned its name, acause the laund wis awned bi pioneer Stephen Frank. First cried "Frank's Ford", the name wis suin shortened tae Frankfort.

Athin a century the population o Frankfort grew frae 9,487 in 1900, tae 27,741 in 2000. The members o the ceety commission an the mayor are electit bi the ceetizens.

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